∞ Apple green lights softcore iPhone porn app

Apple has okayed the first softcore porn app, that I’m aware of, on the App Store. Of course, whether this is porn or not depends on your personal definition of the genre. “Hottest Girls–2200+ Topless, Sexy Babes and Nude Models” shows girls that are topless and completely naked, as well as girls in lingerie, bikinis, and of course, girls posing with cars.

Hottest Girls iPhone appWhere would we be without the obligatory “girl posing with car pictures.”

I actually think this is a good thing. Not because I can buy an app with pictures of naked girls, but because it shows that Apple has confidence in iPhone OS 3.0. One of the new features of the new operating system is parental controls for applications.

This is very significant. As popular as the App Store is and even though the company features some great apps, Apple is always getting nailed because it would reject an app due to “objectionable content.”

Now they don’t have to worry about that anymore. Apple can be more forgiving when reviewing an app for inclusion into the App Store, by making sure it is rated properly. For instance, the “Hottest Girls” app is rated 17+. If I activate parental controls on my daughter’s iPhone, she can’t download that app. It’s that simple.

I like the thought that I have more control over what apps I choose to download than Apple does. I like Apple being in the role of provider, rather than trying to be the gatekeeper of what is objectionable and what is okay to me to have on my iPhone.

In short, we are headed in the right direction.

I don’t expect Apple is going to go approving apps willy nilly, but it is nice to see that it can rely on the software to help its user choose appropriate content.



  • Eric

    Jim,

    I’d be more worried about my daughter downloading a “hottest guys” app. Or “How to dress like Britany Spears” app. That would be rated XXX. Tera Patrick would gag.

  • Jim Dalrymple

    Don’t even mention Spears. There would need to be a special parental control for that app.

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  • Daniel

    I found another one, its a web app, but it has some free video for the iphone http://www.iphonepornclub.com/

  • Edwin Mendez

    I am really upset that you are allowing this kind of trash. Daniel on Apple green lights softcore iPhone porn app

    You may make the money but it will come back to haunt you.

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    Apple would never allow anything like that. Not an app, a web app I could understand